WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Building products company USG Corp. (USG) said that James Metcalf will retire as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, effective October 31, 2016. Metcalf has served as president and chief executive officer since January 2011 and as chairman since December 2011.
Jennifer Scanlon, executive vice president, president, International and president, L&W Supply Corp., will succeed Metcalf as president and CEO upon his retirement, and has been appointed a director of the company, effective immediately. Scanlon will serve as executive vice president and CEO-elect until November 1, 2016.
As part of the leadership transition, Steven Leer, lead director, will become non-executive chairman of the board, effective November 1, 2016. Leer has been a director of USG since June 2005, and lead director since January 2012.
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